Molex (Nasdaq: MOLX ) reported earnings on Oct. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q1), Molex met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Molex reported revenue of $916.9 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $919.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $936.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.43. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.40 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q1 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 29.3%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $940.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.67.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 135 members out of 152 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 46 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Molex a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Molex is hold, with an average price target of $26.88.
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